Admission Requirements


ECSU students come from everywhere, representing various experiences, cultures, backgrounds and most importantly goals and dreams. You will be given every resource and opportunity that we have. Whether you're enrolling in our undergraduate program or pursuing a graduate degree, rest assured that since 1891, ECSU has been a leader in academic excellence. Elizabeth City State University encourages you to join our family today!

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To be considered for admissions to Elizabeth City State University new freshmen who graduated from high school after June, 1990 must meet the Minimum Course Requirements (MCRs) stipulated by the University of North Carolina. Click here to find out about specific requirements.


All applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution for any length of time since graduating high school are considered transfer students. Applicants must also meet all minimum transfer requirements. Transfer students will have their transcripts evaluated in relation to the requirements of the specific academic program for which they are applying. Courses to be transferred must be equivalent to the respective courses in degree programs.


(Not applicable to freshman or transfer students

Applicants who are mature and/or who may not meet admissions requirements but who have a satisfactory record of experience and education may be admitted to courses. Special students are admitted for one term only (space permitting) and must be readmitted at the beginning of each subsequent term.


Students wishing to return to the University after voluntary or involuntary absence must apply for readmission. Find out what steps you need to take.


 Students come from all over the world to attend ECSU, it is a part of what makes us great! We embrace the variety of experiences and backgrounds our students bring to our campus community. The ECSU International Education Office offers a range of different programs for international students.